Camp at Babcock State Park

Danese, West Virginia

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based on 1 reviews

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Added by Brandon Dewey

Babcock State Park is located near the New River Gorge and has over 4,000 acres for campers to explore.

Babcock State Park is one of 36 state parks in West Virginia and is located just Southeast of Fayetteville, WV.  Babcock State Park has over 4,000 acres, making it a great place to camp while you explore the beautiful area.  The campground has 51 campsites for tents and is open from the last weekend in April through October 31.  The campground is dog friendly, making it ideal to bring the whole family.  I like to camp on the outside of the loop because, even through you are still able to see the neighbors, it doesn't feel like they are right next to each other.  The camp sites also have plenty of room to set up your tent, have picnic tables to cook and eat, and have fire rings for camp fires to make s’mores.  The campgrounds do have bathrooms, showers, laundry facilities and (as of 2017) cost 25 USD per night.  

The best part about camping in the Babcock State Park is the location!  It is close to some amazing places and is great spot for a base camp while you are out exploring the New River Gorge and the surrounding mountains.  Within the park, a must-stop is the Glade Creek Grist Mill.  The Grist Mill is located right on Glade Creek, and during the summers is open for tours.  Just outside the park, there are a lot of hiking trails in and around the New River Gorge, which includes another one of my favorite hikes, Beauty Mountain Trail.  

For more information about camping at Babcock State Park, including how to reserve a camp spot, click here.  

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Features

Chillin
Camping
Photography
Swimming
Hiking
Bathrooms
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Groups
Handicap Accessible
Lake
Picnic Area
River
Romantic
Scenic
Waterfall
Wildflowers
Wildlife

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If you're looking to take an iconic photo of West VA during fall, its this. Come through when the colors are at peak!

Leave No Trace

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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